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Teen Drinking

Are We Teaching Our Kids to Binge Drink?

Suzanne Hegland | Posted 07.14.2012 | Parents
Suzanne Hegland

Allowing our kids to drink at home as a way to avoid drunk driving doesn't get at the real problem with our attitude toward drinking in this country.

Angels at Risk: Damage Control Works in the Kindest of Ways

Susie Spain | Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact
Susie Spain

Teens who do not have dinner with their families five to seven times per week are twice as likely to have used alcohol and 1.5 times likelier to have used marijuana, as compared to teens who do participate in family dinners.

'The Terrifying Event That Scared Me Sober -- Forever'

| Posted 04.28.2012 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Represent Magazine, a platform for and by young people in foster care. Some details from this young...

Sexual Assault More Prevalent Than Many Think

The Daily Collegian | Posted 06.05.2012 | College
The Daily Collegian

April honors a lot of our friends, family members and colleagues, whether we know it or not. It is up to us to make sure we don't ignore their cry for help, even if a survivor never makes him or herself known to us.

The Most Dangerous Type of Facebook Photos

Gina Scarpino | Posted 06.02.2012 | Teen
Gina Scarpino

After being exposed to pictures on Facebook of drinking or illegal drug use, some teens feel the need to try it. But posting pictures that show minors drinking or using drugs could get you into trouble.

Why Younger And Younger Girls Are Binge Drinking

Posted 04.02.2012 | Teen

Wild high school parties and binge drinking have long been the stuff of teen movies. But a new documentary, "Faded: Girls & Binge Drinking," paints a ...

What Kids Learn from the Media about Drinking

Yalda T. Uhls | Posted 05.26.2012 | Parents
Yalda T. Uhls

Kids and teens get all sorts of messages about drinking and drugs from the media -- but do these messages impact their behavior?

Parents Build Nightclub For Kids Inside Their Own House

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.22.2012 | Parents

It's 5 a.m., do you know where your children are? For Claire Farrow, 44, and Ian Hogarth, 56, from West Kensington, England, it's much less of a c...

I Didn't Know I Had To Warn Them About Helium, And Other Terrors of Parenting

Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.30.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Sometimes parenting feels like a race to discover what you should be afraid of before it shows up and grabs your child. It feels as if there is always something new, but really it is all part of the same thing -- that your teen will do something stupid, and you will not have warned them. At all. Or enough.

If Weed Is a Gateway Drug, then Alcohol Is Too

Mikaela Gilbert-Lurie | Posted 04.25.2012 | Home
Mikaela Gilbert-Lurie

Weed is almost easier to get than alcohol -- it's basically legal in California. But parents still swear up and down that their kids aren't smoking weed.

The Shocking Economic Costs Of Underage Drinking

Posted 02.15.2012 | Home

It's no surprise that underage drinking is common in the U.S. In a 2009 study by the Centers for Disease Control And Prevention, 42 percent of high sc...

Will Booze for Books Shake and Stir Communities?

Rocco Staino | Posted 04.11.2012 | Books
Rocco Staino

These days, to youth librarians, Harry Potter, Anne of Green Gables and Hop on Pop are not just kid's book titles but also cocktails.

Starbucks Moving from Coffee to Cabernet- - What Do You Think?

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 04.10.2012 | Women
Caren Osten Gerszberg

Do you think that it is appropriate for Starbucks to serve beer and wine?

The High School Party Scene: Then & Now

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 03.24.2012 | Parents
Caren Osten Gerszberg

I couldn't help but feel badly for these kids. They are growing up in an environment that has made alcohol so forbidden, so undeniably dangerous in nearly every way, that they feel the need to sneak it at every turn.

Mom Who Hosted 'Kegger' For Teens Faces 45 Years

AP | Posted 03.24.2012 | Crime

GREENSBURG, Pa. -- A prosecutor will seek a prison term for a western Pennsylvania woman who has pleaded guilty to serving a half-keg of beer to teen ...

NYE Party Busted.. Teen Car Thieves.. Ron Paul Rally

| Posted 01.07.2012 | Home

Every week, HuffPost High School rounds up the best local news stories about high school students from across the country through our friends at Patch...

'It's Time To Rethink Gym Class!'

| Posted 12.30.2011 | Home

Every week, HuffPost High School rounds up the best local news stories about high school students from across the country through our friends at Patch...

French Lessons: Why You Shouldn't Let Teens Drink At Home | Posted 12.12.2011 | Fifty

Many European parents, and some American ones, too, have long figured if they let their kids drink alcohol at home, they'd be less likely to go hog wi...

Is This Ad About Teen Drinking Too Scandalous?

Posted 12.08.2011 | Home

A new ad campaign has caused a ton of controversy this week. It's called "Control Tonight" (see the image to the left of this piece) and it was recent...

WATCH: Colbert Warns Of Vodka Tampon Epidemic

Posted 11.18.2011 | Comedy

Last night, Stephen Colbert finally addressed the subject on everyone's mind: Girls soaking their tampons in vodka and then inserting them in order to...

New Sign That Your Teen Might Be Drinking

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 08.10.2012 | Parents

One of the scariest things about raising teens is the possibility that they might be influenced to drink. You can warn them of the dangers and consequ...

Is Facebook The New Gateway Drug?

The Huffington Post | Laura Stampler | Posted 10.24.2011 | Parents

Is Facebook the new gateway drug? Teens who use Facebook and other social media outlets are five times more likely to smoke cigarettes, three times...

What's Wrong With the Drinking Age

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 10.04.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

As a group, the American people decided we were unable to raise our children with the understanding that wine, beer and cocktails are foods, and so we asked our government to treat them as drugs.

Florida High School Student Suing District After Drunk Crash

Posted 09.10.2011 | Education

A Florida high school student who, two years ago got drunk at his teacher's home and crashed the teacher's SUV into two vehicles, is now suing his dis...

Teacher Arrested for Hosting Teen Booze-up

Tony Phillips | Posted 08.17.2011 | Comedy
Tony Phillips

Regardless of what you might have heard about San Diego, it's not actually legal here to get a hundred teenagers drunk to celebrate the end of the school year.